Grilled Citrus Gator Ribs

Grilled Citrus Gator Ribs
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Ingredients

For the marmalade glaze

  • 1 Cup  orange juice
  • 4 Teaspoons  lemon juice
  • 1 Cup  orange marmalade
  •  Pinch of  salt
  •  Pinch of  white pepper
  • stick unsalted butter

For the ribs

  • 2 Pounds  alligator ribs
  • 1 Cup  tangerine juice
  • 1/3 Cup  Key lime juice
  • 1/3 Cup  lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons  olive oil
  • cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • sprigs thyme, stemmed
  • sprigs oregano, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon  orange zest
  • 1 Teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  black pepper

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by Steven W. Siler

These Grilled Citrus Gator Ribs are out of this world. If you've never had alligator ribs before, you're completely missing out on a local delicacy. These ribs are a local favorite in the gator-rich habitats of Florida, where they're a popular and delicious treat.

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Directions

For the marmalade glaze

Combine all of the ingredients except for the butter together in a saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the butter and keep warm over low heat until ready to serve.

For the ribs

Place the ribs in a shallow glass dish or large resealable plastic food storage bag. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a nonreactive bowl, and stir until blended thoroughly. Reserve ½ cup marinade for basting.

Pour the marinade over the ribs and toss to thoroughly coat all pieces well. Cover the dish or close the bag and marinate for up to 3 hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat a gas grill on medium heat or prepare a charcoal grill.

Remove the ribs from the marinade and discard the marinade. Grill until the ribs are tender, basting frequently with ½ cup marinade, for about 45 minutes. Then, baste with the marmalade glaze, and serve.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

932 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

47%

Servings:

5
  • Fat 333g 512%
  • Carbs 288g 96%
  • Saturated 130g 652%
  • Fiber 7g 28%
  • Trans 6g
  • Sugars 242g
  • Monounsaturated 121g
  • Polyunsaturated 43g
  • Protein 148g 296%
  • Cholesterol 969mg 323%
  • Sodium 3,417mg 142%
  • Calcium 494mg 49%
  • Magnesium 243mg 61%
  • Potassium 3,664mg 105%
  • Iron 14mg 76%
  • Zinc 24mg 158%
  • Phosphorus 1,461mg 209%
  • Vitamin A 860µg 96%
  • Vitamin C 302mg 504%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 226%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 154%
  • Niacin (B3) 44mg 222%
  • Vitamin B6 6mg 290%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 158µg 39%
  • Vitamin B12 4µg 61%
  • Vitamin D 23µg 6%
  • Vitamin E 11mg 56%
  • Vitamin K 40µg 49%
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